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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This autumn selection is made with 100% Munich malt and 75 lbs. of fresh, green hops. A rich malty body is perfectly balanced by a substantial presence of hop bitterness and flavor. Dry-hopped twice for your drinking pleasure.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
In short: Nutty caramelized malts and grassy eathy bitter hops. Unusual fun beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy light brown body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose has a lot of fresh grassy hops. Taste has a very unusual malt bill for a harvest hop beer. Very nutty taste (hazelnuts) with caramel, earth and even some bananas. Then comes the very grassy and somewhat resinous hops with a long bitterness of medium intensity. This is a fun and different beer. I’m sure alchemist could make an even better Harvest Ale if they went with a more standard malt bill but I appreciate the originality nonetheless. All in all another good beer from Alchemist. I have many fond memories of this place. I still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I drank my first pint at this brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11105) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
09–on tap-pours a retaining light tan head that laces and hazy copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine, secondary medium malt. Taste is equal but unbalanced peat, medium malt, sweet citruspine/herbal hops with some bite. Comes across as a red crossed with a Scottish ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
Deep amber pour, tending to brown. Thick and sticky tan head. The nose is kind of strange with a little bit of cocoa underlying a soft herbal spiciness. There is a fairly dank piny hop nose with some soft sweet caramelly malts. The hop freshness really comes through. It’s an unusual take on the harvest ale, but it does work. Sort of a hoppy brown, but it works.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
A reddish brown ale with a thin moka coffee lacing head. Aroma is pungeant, with nutty roastiness. In mouth, a fresh balanced light malt with sustained nutty bitterness. Spot to style. On tap at brewery 13 Oct. 2008.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Draft at brewpub, deep copper color, malty aroma. Great toasty, roasty ,malty beer. This batch had a much lower ABV (5.3) and the IBU’s 25. The perfect autumn beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Harvest 2007 Description: A German inspired Aale brewed with a blend of six malts and a nice balance of hops. 5.5 % ABV 25 IBU

On tap at the brewpub. Brown in color with some amber highlights. Small tan head that lasts throughout most of the beer. Aroma is fresh and malty with caramel, toasted grain, bread, some light fresh resinous hops, and a touch of chocolate and even perhaps roast. Taste is malty, with caramel, bready, light notes of chocolate with a nice light fresh floral hop presence that nicely balances it out. Light to moderate bitterness throughout. Body is nice- medium to full for the style, lightly chewy. Finishes malty with lingering light bitterness. well done.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MadIndian (2410) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
On draft pours a coppery color . Thin head. Aroma was sweet but the finish was too bitter for my taste. I was actually dissapointed. Drank this with stegosaurus

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
On draft pours copper with a decent size white head. Aroma of sweet malts and earthy hops. The flavor is sweet up-front with a mild bitter finish. Ok brew, drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Orange citrus, leafy, fresh hop nose. Clear copper coloured body with large bubbled, low, long lasting white head that coats the glass. Toasty, biscuity malts with fresh, earthy, leafy, orange citrus hop flavour and a fair bitterness that keeps it from cloying. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation and soft, cask-like texture. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2932) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
Aroma:hops and light malt aroma... Appearance:amber redish,ligh head... Flavor:hopy,light alcohol and malt flavor...not bad...


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